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Bernd Richard Deutsch

Bernd Richard Deutsch (photo ©: Stefanie Luger)
b. 1977


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Bernd Richard Deutsch grew up in Lower Austria * while still at school, he studied composition, piano and bassoon at the Josef Matthias Hauer Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt * 1995–2003 composition studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (harmony and counterpoint: Dietmar Schermann; composition: Erich Urbanner; electroacoustic composition: Dieter Kaufmann) * participation in international academies and master classes (i.a. with HK Gruber, Ivana Loudova, Boguslaw Schaeffer, Marek Choloniewski, and Manuel Hidalgo) * won numerous grants and prizes, e.g. the 2013 Erste Bank Composition Award, the 2014 Hindemith Prize, and a prize at the 2011 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award * received commissions from the Ensemble "die reihe" (Mad Dog, 2011), from Ensemble reconsil (Sijo, 2012/13) and for the Klangforum Wien (Dr. Futurity, 2012/13) * worked with internationally renowned ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet (who premiered Traumspiel and String Quartet No.2), the Ensemble reconsil (premiered the Oboe Concerto), and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (premiered subliminal) * is prominently represented at festivals; the programme of Wien Modern 2013 included no less than five of his works 

Works by Bernd Richard Deutsch include:
Triple Concerto (2014) for trumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra
Mad Dog (2011) for ensemble
Oboe Concerto (2011) for oboe und 11 instruments
subliminal (2010) for orchestra
Looking Ahead: Asian premiere of Dr. Futurity at Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra's Ars Nova (Nov 2017); commission by Austrian Radio, funded by Siemens Music Foundation, for a 'concerto grosso' (WP 2018)
Please also visit Bernd Richard Deutsch’s website at
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